English word foreman comes from English man, English fore-.
Foreman detailed word origin explanation
|man || English (eng) ||Used to place emphasis upon something or someone; sometimes, but not always, when actually addressing a man. (Multicultural London English, slang) Used to refer to oneself or one's group: I, we; construed in the third person.. (collective) All human males collectively: mankind.. (collective) All humans collectively: mankind, humankind, humanity. (Sometimes capitalized as Man.). (historical) [...] |
|fore- || English (eng) ||Before; ahead or in front of.. Occurring beforehand; earlier; prior to. Positioned at or near the front. |
|foreman || English (eng) ||(historical, US, during the era of slavery) A black (slave) assistant to the white overseer who managed field hands.. (legal) The member of a jury who presides over it and speaks on its behalf.. (management) The leader of a work crew. |
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